The Los Angeles Police Department has made its first arrests under California's anti-camcording law, according to the Motion Picture Assn. of America.

The Los Angeles Police Department has made its first arrests under California's anti-camcording law, according to the Motion Picture Assn. of America.

The trade group says the first arrest was made April 10 at the Pacific Theatre at the Grove in Los Angeles. Min Jae Joun was allegedly seen using a camcorder to film "The Passion of the Christ." A hearing will take place May 5 at the Central Arraignment Court in L.A.

A second arrest occurred April 12, when Ruben Centeno Moreno was allegedly seen filming "The Alamo" at the Pacific Winnetka Theatre in the city. No hearing date has been set.

California's anti-camcording law was enacted Jan. 1. It allows local law enforcement to stop theft from the motion-picture industry.

The maximum punishment is a one-year jail sentence and $2,500 fine.